Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ron Paul Test

My friend Tom told me that a post on Ron Paul, any post, will attract traffic to a blog. So I'm seeing if it is true. If I do get any random hits, I will post where they have come from -- I can track locality from Goggle which is cool feature.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Godfather and Mike Huckabee

This is from the ABC News Note:

"The Weekly Standard's Dean Barnett takes apart Huckabee's Foreign Affairs treatise. "In one part of the essay, Huckabee somberly intoned that 'Sun-tzu's ancient wisdom is relevant today: "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."
The only problem with citing this ancient piece of wisdom is that it comes not from Sun Tzu, but Michael Corleone."

Of course Michael was quoting his father, Don Corleone.

Interesting that it would be the Huck quoting the Real Don.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

If you know me, you have to look at this

You can take the boy out of Santa Cruz, but you can't take Santa Cruz out of the boy. Here is an e-card I received on my birthday.

Check it out.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Boogie Nights Rule

Seeing the preview for Charlie Wilson's War, co-staring Phillip Seymor Hoffman after seeing I'm Not Here, which had a cameo from Julianne Moore as the Joan Baez character -- I am constantly reminded of the "Boogie Nights Rule." (I think I may be the discover of this rule, if not please tell me where you have seen it.) But the rule is that you can't have a major (or even minor) Hollywood picture that does not include one of the actors from Boogie Nights. In case you forgot, here is a list:

Mark Wahlberg
Burt Reynolds
John C. Reilly
Julianne Moore
Heather Graham
Don Cheadle
Luis Guzmán
Philip Seymour Hoffman
William H. Macy
Thomas Jane

Santa and the NAACP

Edith was watching an episode of Higgly Town Heroes where the problem is that they are in a cabin with no chimney on Christmas eve, so Santa has no way to get in. They solve this by having a bricklayer show up and build a chimney. Edith says, "that's stupid, they don't have to do that. Santa has keys to everyone's house."

That reminded me of a story that my con law professor, Charlie Black told us. He had been the only white lawyer working with Thurgood Marshall on the briefs for Brown v. Board of Education. He said they were working late one night and Thurgood looks around the room at all the faces of the black lawyers and came to him and said --"Charlie, what are you doing here?"

And he said, "well, Thurgood, even in the small town in rural east Texas I grew up in, we'd heard about the N-A-A-C-P. And we knew that they had a big office in New York City. And in that office, they had a big vault. And in that vault, they had the key to the bedroom of every white woman in the South."

"And I vowed that I had to become a part of that organization!"

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

9th Night of Hanukkah

When she was 3 or 4 my Daughter Edith was traumatized my the 9th night of Hanukkah. By then she had gotten the routine down -- candles, presents. So as soon as it got dark on the 9th night, she started chanting "Candles! Presents!". It was a rude awakening.